THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2008 – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008
In January 2008 Storefront presented an international call for ideas: “What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On the occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual.”
Second Prize Winners David Iseri, Laura Sperry, Justin Kruse, Jefferson Frost
12 Cautionary Tales for a New World Order is an homage to the architecture firm Superstudio. Within the book are 12 different visions of what the White House could be, given a multitude of cultural/economic/environmental shifts. We feel the format is an appropriate response to the prompt, as a redesign of today must consider the possibilities of tomorrow. And in true Superstudio form, it is also a test. How many do you wish were true?